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Quiz on all things (tenuously) connected with Iron

Iron is a metal we connect with dozens of times every day. Your computer has countless parts containing it. You iron your clothes, you eat with eating irons, you play golf with golf irons. On and on I could go, but why not go right ahead and take the quiz to see how much you know about this wonderful metal we have been using for more than 3000 years!

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  • Iron is a chemical element with the atomic number 26. What is its chemical symbol?

    • Fe
    • Ir
    • St
  • Steel is an alloy of iron and primarily what?

    • Copper
    • Tin
    • Carbon
  • A stela or stele is an upright stone slab or pillar bearing an inscription or design. What is the correct plural form?

    • Stelai
    • Stelae
    • Steles
    • All of the above
  • A craftsman or -woman who works with iron is known as a…

    • Blacksmith
    • Whitesmith
    • Redsmith
  • The Siderian geologic period is named for Greek sídēros, meaning “iron”. It started 2500 million years ago and lasted how long?

    • Less than one nanosecond
    • 200 million years
    • 200 billion years
  • What is traditionally moulded in a branching structure formed in sand, with many individual ingots and a central channel, resembling a litter of piglets being suckled by a sow?

    • Bar iron
    • Wrought iron
    • Pig iron
  • In Asia and Europe, the Iron Age was directly preceded by the…

    • New Stone Age
    • Bronze Age
    • Middle Stone Age
  • Ferrero is a surname originally meaning blacksmith in Spanish. Ferrero Rocher chocolates contain at their centre a whole nut, surrounded by nut-flavoured chocolate, and covered with chopped nuts. Which nut is used in all three cases?

    • Brazil nut
    • Hazelnut
    • Coconut
  • Ferrari is an Italian name meaning blacksmith. It is strongly associated with which of the following?

    • Fashion
    • Cosmetics
    • Motor sport
  • What is the correct term for ‘of or containing iron’?

    • Ironic
    • Ferrous
    • Ferracic
  • My grandfather reputedly kept a pet f̶e̶r̶r̶o̶u̶s̶ ferret in his pocket

    • True
    • False

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